INDIA.RAJASTHAN: A three-day mega meeting called Akhil Bhartiya Print Pracharaks of The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), concluded yesterday in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district. The meeting is being held a week after the grave killing of Kanhaiya Lal. RSS chief functionaries from across the country participated in the meeting.
RSS, the ideological mentor of the ruling BJP, today condemned the brutal killing of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal and said the Muslim community should strongly oppose it. “If one doesn’t like something, they should react to it democratically,” it said and added that one should also keep in mind public sentiment along with freedom of expression.
The meeting started on July 07 and was concluded on July 09. During the meeting, various discussions took place which included issues like the expansion of the organisation, the works related to the centenary year of the Sangh and the work plan for the coming year.
Kanhaiya Lal, 48, was murdered last month by two men and getting the act filmed, also threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, who are seen on camera attacking Kanhaiya Lal with a cleaver, were arrested and the case; now being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), as it is alleged that the killers had links with the Pakistan-based group Dawat-e-Islami.
Sangh’s Prachar Pramukh (communications head) Sunil Ambekar strongly condemned the Udaipur murder saying “India is a democracy and has constitutional rights for those who don’t like something to express their grievances democratically.”
“A civilised society always condemns such incidents. The Hindu community is reacting democratically. The Muslim community is also expected to condemn such action. Some intellectuals have condemned it but the Muslim community should also come forward to speak against it. These incidents are not in the interest of the nation or our society. Everyone should condemn it,” he added.
Recently, the Prachar Pramukh (communications head) of the RSS Sunil Ambekar had called for an extensive investigation into the acts of Islamic fundamentalism, and stated, “Provocation, in no way, was responsible for the radicalism to grow. It was a mindset, a belief system that feeds into separatism driving such acts”. A senior functionary of the RSS said all Sangh Parivar affiliates are being told to step up action against “radicalism.”